The area in and around Las Cruces exemplifies the Good Life! It’s why so many people are choosing the Mesilla Valley as their home. Whether you enjoy playing golf, tennis, swimming, bicycling, hiking, or a walk in the park, 340 days of annual sunshine will help you enjoy your favorite outdoor activities at virtually any time!
Red Hawk Golf Course
Red Hawk Golf Course offers championship golf located by Metro Verde, a high-desert planned community in the northeast part of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Red Hawk has been consistently awarded the Golf Digest Best In State 2013-2015. This award-winning golf course was designed by Ken Dye who is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and has designed many well-known golf projects both nationally and internationally. Red Hawk has five sets of tees, with yardage ranging from 5,502 to 7,523. The course has challenging hazards, include five lakes and 76 bunkers. This scenic course covers 200 acres (100 acres of turf, 50 acres of planted native grasses, and 50 acres of natural desert) in southern New Mexico’s high-desert terrain (elevation: 4,300 feet). The course is noteworthy for its links-style features, its rolling and generous greens, and its challenging yet spacious design.
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course
Play golf with the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument as your scenic backdrop! Sonoma Ranch Golf Course offers challenging golf in a beautiful setting. This award-winning golf course was designed by Cal Olson, an internationally-known architect with courses from Singapore to Canada. The Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is a championship course with rolling hills strewn with bunkers, and is known for its unique bent grass greens. The course is set up with five tee boxes and offers a challenge for all levels of golfer.
Picacho Hills Golf Course
Picacho Hills Country Club, a Sun Country Amateur Golf Association Club of the Year, is set on the west mesa of Las Cruces. Play golf with panoramic views of the Mesilla Valley. This award-winning country club course has been recognized for strong support of area tournaments, governance of the organization, hosting of association tournaments and seminars, and contributions to junior golf in the community. Picacho Hills’ 18-hole championship course has been host to PGA Tour and United States Open Qualifiers. The established Picacho Hills area offers gated-community living in Butterfield Ridge and Coronado Ridge subdivisions. Barcelona Ridge and Picacho Mountain subdivisions offer a mix of custom homes, single-family residences, generous lot sizes, and southwest-style patio homes.
New Mexico State University Golf Course
New Mexico State University Golf Course is located on the campus of New Mexico State University (NMSU) at the foot of “A” Mountain. This impressive collegiate golf course has played host to NCAA Golf National Championships along with numerous conference and USGA tournament qualifying championships. The NMSU golf course is the home of the university’s PGA Golf Management program, making this facility one of the best in the Southwest. This immaculately kept 18-hole course is also surrounded by spectacular Organ Mountain scenery. Measuring over 7000 yards from the “Aggie Tees,” the golf course provides a challenge to golfers of all skill levels with a wonderful array of holes ranging in difficulty from the very challenging to those that provide good birdie opportunities. The course offers a unique combination of both traditional and desert golf course features with large greens and generous fairways for the average player.
The established neighborhoods near the NMSU golf course are the best-kept secret in Las Cruces with easy access to the NMSU campus activities. You can get to just about any part of Las Cruces in 10 to 15 minutes with easy interstate access. El Paso and El Paso International Airport is just 45 minutes away from this area of the city.
OTHER AREA GOLF COURSES
White Sands Golf Course
One of the most popular spots for Las Crucens and area military and veterans on post is the Golf Course, adjacent to the Frontier Club. This Golf Course is set at the base of the east side of scenic Organ Mountains. The White Sands Missile Range Golf Course has been rated one of the best nine-hole courses in the Sun Country. The Golf Course is known for it’s fast greens and majestic views.